Working Families Party endorses Passero, New London candidates

New London — The Connecticut Working Families Party on Thursday announced endorsements for 90 candidates statewide, including New London's incumbent Democratic Mayor Michael Passero and a mix of school board and City Council candidates.

“With this endorsement, WFP wants to recognize Mayor Passero’s vision of a city that puts working families first,” Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the Working Families Party, said in a statement. “As Mayor, he has embraced green economic development, expanding access to affordable housing, and smart economic development. New London is moving forward, and Passero is the right person to continue leading it to success."

In addition to Passero, the Working Families Party endorsed Board of Education candidates Jefferey Hart and Regina Mosley and City Council candidates Reona Dyess, Kevin Booker Jr. and James Burke. All are Democrats.

Burke called the Working Families Party a "leader across the state in the fight for economic, racial, and social justice.” 

“It is an honor to have WFP's support. Together we will build a New London that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected," Burke said in a statement.

“It is essential for the well-being of our community to uplift the voices of working people,” Hart said in a statement. "As a parent and a tradesman who lives paycheck to paycheck, I am proud to have earned the Working Families Party endorsement. I will continue to fight for justice and equity in our public schools."

Candidates with a Working Families Party endorsement will have an additional line on the election ballot in November. 

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